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Sep 3, 2012 11:00pm EDT
has more on that story. >> reporter: everyone knows virginia is a toss up state. maryland says it can help. as a workman hosted the maryland state flag in charlotte, delegates were not just thinking about their state. most agree it's solidly democratic. but neighboring virginia right now is a toss up. and maryland democrats intend to help. the state attorney general says like 2008, maryland will deploy volunteers all over the commonwealth. >> the lower part of maryland we're going into virginia and doing knocking on doors in virginia, particularly northern virginia as well as doing phone banking deeper into virginia. >> reporter: the national democratic party agrees that maryland could be crucial in keeping virginia blue. >> i know that you are proud to be a very blue state. and you should be. but we know that we're going to need your help making sure that virginia stays blue. >> reporter: he said that the campaigning will not detract from ballot issues, immigration, same-sex marriage and casino gambling all on the maryland ballot in november. maryland has a lot to do besides helping
CBS
Sep 6, 2012 7:00pm EDT
of your weekend plans. >> thank you, topper. >>> well, virginia is issuing a rising number of concealed weapon permits. they are going to folks who live in other states. this week alone, they saw a surge in request from 50 to 1,000. none of those folks will have to fire a gun to get those permits. as peggy fox reports, that could be the reason behind the surge. >> reporter: before you can buy a gun from sharpshooters in virginia, you've got to know how to use it. >> you need to know how to shoot them, in order to either buy a gun, or carry and conceal. >> reporter: but that's not what the state of virginia says. there is nothing that requires you to know how to fire or even hold the gun before receiving a virginia concealed weapons permit. for thanks to a 2009 law pushed by the then state senator and now attorney general, gun classes can be taken online. this course costs just $39. it targets residence in those states, which have permits with virginia. >> to get your concealed handgun license issued by the state of virginia, you heard me right, virginia. >> reporter: texas requires per
ABC
Sep 2, 2012 11:35pm EDT
33 states in o had sterilization laws and virginia was a role model. greta kreuz has one victim's story. >> is that where they sterilized you? >> this is where sara was forcibly sterilized when she . s 23 does it give you the goose bumps? gives me goose bumps. led it the colony, it's now the central virginia training center for the intellectually disabled but from 1924-1979, thousands were sterilized against their will knowledge. heir part of the eugenics movement, keeping american gene pools strong making sure no defects were sent down, including alcoholism, epilepsy. she was snulalized with her brother and sister and were diagnosed mentally deficient sterilized. what they were doing to you? they didn't tell me why. >> it is a irreprehensible process. supreme court upheld virginia's sterilization law in 1927 and carrie was sterilized, she and her mother deemed feeble minded and oscar holmes wrote three generations inbeciles is move. the outlook was ominous. >> hitler came to powered use the virginia act as his model. >> for race clarification practices. nuremberg war trials the
ABC
Sep 6, 2012 5:00pm EDT
virginia at a little bit. it is not by any stroke of luck virginia is getting as much presidential attention as it is. just look at the floor at the convention. only the home state of the president, vice president, colorado and other key states are between the virginia delegation and the podium. that is by design. why? look at the newest poll numbers that show the president up by a razor sent 0.6%. -- razor-thin 0.6%. there is nothing, and about the commonwealth floor at this convention. virginia has a prime spot on the floor and is on the tip of everyone's tongues. >> we value virginia. >> virginia is a very important state. >> 124 riled up delegates, past and present from both sides are all trying to sway the un move to could make the difference in the old dominion >> i wake up pinching myself saying a virginia is in play again. >> he will be on stage representing the interests of a wounded warriors. >> some people from northern virginia and others from around the country -- we feel much more comfortable with what president obama has done. >> if michelle obama did not
NBC
Sep 7, 2012 5:00am EDT
handedly so the focus will be there to go out and shore up democratic efforts in virginia and in pennsylvania and other states that are not such sure things as maryland may be in this election. those two states, virginia and pennsylvania, are among what they traditionally call battleground states, is anything but certain. in virginia, the question of victory applies not only to the presidential contest but also to the senate race. it is a tough battle there between tim kaine, one former governor, and george allen, another. that is up in the air and certainly to be decided later. for the district, it is unfortunately the same old story. no love no, respect. they're seated as far away as could be, as anybody was. they tried to have a rally that fizzled and never did catch fire. and not a word was ever mentioned about the fact that more than half a million people do not have a vote in congress. we are, we as americans, have a lot of work ahead of us for the local politicians, it will be a struggle. >>> one nation under god, in indivisib indivisible, with liberty and justice f
ABC
Sep 5, 2012 4:30am EDT
virginia, parts of maryland, south of interstate 68, so mainly west virginia and the potomac. there will be a few more showers and storms this afternoon. it's going to be and humid day. is 75 degrees. now in degrees a few isolated downpours possible this afternoon and evening. 89 degrees today for the high temperature, partly cloudy today and the next few days with highs in the low 90's,. back to you. >> thank you. let's start with the beltway near university boulevard. no delays right now. one lane was getting by. there's a new traffic configuration in the long term work zone. it changed overnight. both sides of the beltway, the long term work zone is now three lanes to the right and one lane to the left on the inner loop at university boulevard and new hampshire. it's just a different pattern starting today. ongoing bbuild work continues. 95 and 395, hov lanes are open all the way from dumphries and to the 14th street bridge. no accidents or incidents. most of the road where it is out of the way. we did have an earlier accident on the inner loop at braddock road that's now
NBC
Sep 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
o'malley, they're showing him some love. he's in prime time at about 10:00. former virginia governor and apparent senate candidate tim kaine also has a place and a role tonight. a rising star in th democratic party, san antonio's mayor julian castro will deliver the keynote address tonight. the star of the show is expected to be first lady michelle obama. president obama was out campaigning today. he was in norfolk, virginia, and he said he's going to go home tonight and he's going to watch michelle obama's speech with his daughters. he said he might tear up a little bit because that's what he always does when he sees her speak. earlier today tim kaine was out and about doing a little politicking in favor and in honor and in pursuit of his senate seat that he'd like to get from george allen. tom sherwood is here now with more on that story. tom? >> jim, everybody knows tim kaine is in a tough race. he knows it. he's trying to rally the troops. >> former governor and future united states senator, tim kaine! >> reporter: former virginia governor tim kaine welcomed by the party faithful
NBC
Sep 7, 2012 6:00am EDT
here but up in pennsylvania, it's quiet now. quiet down through virginia. our weather front off the coast but it's another one that i'm expecting to step into the area tomorrow. some storms are on tap for saturday afternoon. today we have that quiet weather. look at all the sunshine and nice conditions at 8:00 a.m., 76. 87 by noontime today. we'll top out at about 90, about 3:00 or 4:00 today. danella? >> veronica, starting to see some delays if you're traveling i-270 southbound. you know how it goes. it's not terrible, though. you are slow, so if you're traveling southbound i-270 approaching 109. that's where you're first starting to hit the brakes. as you're making your way towards clarksburg road, it's a lot better. chopper 4 is checking out your delays as you travel southbound i-270 at i-. 0. it's not bad here either but you can see your volume is increasing but as you 345ik your way towards the beltway, your travel lanes are open. let's head over to i-95 in maryland. 198, southbound here. really between laurel and beltway in both directions. no issues to report. southbound
CBS
Sep 5, 2012 5:00am EDT
extending from new england new england, pennsylvania, western maryland and west virginia. some of this is coming slower toward the northern then down ya valley. cumberland, glare -- the shenandoah valley. cumberland, garrett county. we'll be watching this cross the region as we go through the morning. 73 in winchester and leesburg. culpeper and manassas are 75. on the bay 80 in annapolis, easton. with enough sunshine, we could be closer to 90 this afternoon. it will be muggy either way. 5:00 a.m., monika samtani, timesaver traffic. >>> thank you so much. good morning, everybody. if you're planning to head around town, this is what it looks like on the beltway. no problems to report. all of that overnight construction has been cleared up. we're going to first take a look if you're planning to head in on the dulles toll road or 66, lanes are open coming in from the west. no issues in tysons corner, an dan dale and down into -- annandale and down into springfield as well. we'll take a live look out of manassas. looking good. a bit of volume forming early o. that's the way it's goi
ABC
Sep 7, 2012 12:00pm EDT
announcer ] here in virginia, wwe're not better off under preside obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, loweringriome values, putting families atisk. the romney plan? tacuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message. >> live and in hd, this is abc "news at noon," on your side. recognizedally embroiled in am fivecandal involving players, accused of while stayingutes at a hotel for a game in durham, north carolina. jummy olabanji has our top story school.atha high >> students and parents are arriving at the catholic high had fewhis morning words to say about the scandal. >> it is unfortunate. >> five members of the varsity football team traveled to north carolina last friday for their first game. is video of the game. their identities and not released, a washington post therts that five of players, all the miners, some of theirprostitutes into morni andy saturday some players engaged in sexual activity with the women. sch
CBS
Sep 5, 2012 7:00pm EDT
conference. coming up, virginia congress member, gerry connolly will join us live from the convention to give us his take, including in his competitive state of virginia. democrats as you just heard are obviously worked up and l excited about bill clinton's big speech tonight, but gop vice presidential nominee says there's a big difference between obama and clinton. >> president clinton worked with republicans in congress to have a budget agreement to cut spending. president obama, a gusher of new spending, and only those of us who offered solutions. >> ryan in iowa today hammering away at the president's record. mitt romney was working the crowd at a building supply store up in new hampshire. this week the gop nominee says he has been busy preparing for next month's presidential debate. >>> new information on that close call involving three jets out of reagan national. the planes flew too close to each other in the skies over reagan. well, in a new report out today from the ntsb, investigators describe a chaotic scene inside that tower which left some controllers rattled. 14 page report co
ABC
Sep 6, 2012 6:00am EDT
. >> good morning on this thursday. a couple troublespots. first in virginia, intersection of annandale road and hillwood avenue, it's dark, but police are there. in maryland, collision with a pedestrian on pennsylvania avenue at ritchie marlboro road. there are delays forming. not bad making the trip around the capital beltway this morning. a live look at the american legion bridge. the inner loop and outer loop travel moving pretty nicely. on 95 northbound in virginia, we are seeing slow traffic, but no incidents to report as you continue north bound to springfield. back to you. >> thank you. the deon tonight, president obama and vice-president joe biden accepting the party's nomination for a second term. this comes one night after former president bill clinton fought back against republicans saying the president failed to fix the economy. >> he inherited a deeply damaged economy. he put a floor under the crash. he began the long hard road to recovery and laid the foundation for modern, more well-balanced economy. >> the democrats formally nominated mr. obama for another term last night. w
NBC
Sep 5, 2012 4:30am EDT
medication. he was reportedly on his way to virginia hospital center in arlington. police say he may also be, somewhere in the gainesville area of prince with county trying to find a relative. short may be driving a 2006 silver or green honda crv with virginia plates kbk-6001. anyone with information about short or his car should contact police. >>> d.c. police are trying to figure out if two attacks on capitol hill are related. two men were robbed and beaten offen north carolina avenue and southea southeast. first victim was found on the porch of a house. they believe 29-year-old was going to the door looking for help. the second victim was attacked by two men, not seriously hurt. police have stepped up patrols in the area. >> even with police presence, we're not going to cover every block. and i don't know how determined these criminals are, but it's certainly -- we're going to have to be extremely vigilant on our own as well until they're caught. >> police are reviewing surveillance video taken less than a half hour after the first attack. three men inside a car at a gas station could be
ABC
Sep 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
in battleground virginia in the spotlight. we will hear from former governor george allen, live. good morning, washington. i am cynne simpson. >> i am cynne simpson. let's get to adam caskey. >> we will see embedded downpours later on today and into tomorrow. an unsettled weather pattern from the leftovers of isaac. currently on live super doppler 7 radar and not much happening. we have a few isolated sprinkles and showers west of hagerstown passing north of 68. 74 in arlington, 72 in clarksburg. low to mid 70's for the most part with heavy humidity today. the brakes will give way to high temperatures close to 88 this afternoon with the most widespread showers this afternoon and evening. back to you. >> thank you. storm watch coverage continues. any chance of rain in the people of parts of d.c. have people stocking up on sandbags. >> people on rhode island were forced to spend their labor day cleaning up from sun.'s storms. john gonzalez is live in northwest with more. >> not only has this been a financial burden for these residents, but it has also been very dangerous. during the last flood
FOX
Sep 7, 2012 5:00am EDT
.c. this year but maryland has seen 21 cases including one confirmed death. in virginia, five cases have been reported but no one has died. >>> five dematha high school football players are no longer on the team after they allegedly hired prostitutes from a call service. that is according to the "washington post." alleged incident happened early saturday morning at a hotel in north carolina after the stag won their first game of the season against a team from hillside, north carolina. the post reports two dematha players have withdrawn from school. two others may face expulsion and a fifth faces a disciplinary hearing. >>> sherry ly is live in mclean near a toll plaza with details on what people are doing to make their concerns know about this fare increase. >> reporter: a lot of people feel like, even if they speak out against this, it won't help a lot. and drivers shouldn't be surprised by this proposal. that has been the plan all along, that metro -- to pay for the silver line metro out to dulles, that the toll road here would see increases in tolls. but that doesn't mean that driveers hav
CBS
Sep 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
into virginia on the northbound side of i-95. it's going to be slow now in quantico off and on through woodbridge and through springfield. a live look there on the northbound side of i-95. at least the lanes are open. no accidents to report up to the 14th vote bridge. i'll be back -- 14th street bridge. i'm be back with more. >>> summer is over for students across northern virginia it is back to school. >> it is indeed. that means traffic is going to abmajor issue for every-- to be a major issue for everyone in the region. kristin fisher is live to talk more about that. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning. before students here at south county middle school get to enjoy their brand new building, a beautiful school by the way, before they can enjoy that first they have to get here which is me small feat on a day that's been nicknamed terrible traffic tuesday. summer is over. people are going back to work, kids going back to school. what this essentially means is this is now a return to the worst traffic in the entire country. sounds pretty terrible, right? here's what you ca
ABC
Sep 7, 2012 4:30am EDT
. thisll be in virginia continue towill about the fight for the commonwealth as we move forward. quite a convention last night culminating with the president's speech. >> an emotional moment during e final night of the convention when former arizona giffordsoman gabrielle allegiance.dge of she got a standing ovation stage. on the some spectators had tears in eyes when she sang. she resigned from congress this year to focus on her recovery from a gunshot the head. >> the republican ticket will be busy on the campaign trail. will make stops in iowa and new hampshire. ryan will visit nevada. ann romney will campaign in at aun county this morning leesburg.ent in she is an avid equestrian. loudoun county is considered a county in the swing states of virginia. ben bernanke among those taking record low mortgage rates. >> all eyes on the monthly jobs report from the labor department. here is linda bell at bloomberg in new york. >> on the heels of yesterday's huge rally, stock-index futures indicating a higher open. today is the all-important jobs day on wall street. economists forecast the re
ABC
Sep 5, 2012 6:00am EDT
are tracking from the belfort furniture weather center, west of winchester in frederick county virginia, a little sprinkle moving east into winchester and also towards front royal we have a sprinkle. 74 in fairfax and woodbrige. silver spring, 75. on our way through 89 this afternoon. warm and muggy with a few more thundershowers later on today. not everybody will see them. now to steve hershorn. >> a look at the beltway near new hampshire avenue, pretty slow. 270 at father hurley moving pretty well. no. and this is still slow from 109 to the truck scales. down to the lane divide, moving pretty well towar on the outer loop of the be new traffic pattern after new hampshire avenue and before university, three lanes and -- three right lanes and one less plane getting by. -- and one less plft lane. there's an accident on 95 northbound around trying " e triangle. the usual volume after that to springfield. >> out of canada, a gunman opened fire at a victory rally in montreal a few hours ago. one person died and another was injured in the gunfire at the rally celebrating quebec's new premier
CBS
Sep 5, 2012 6:00pm EDT
.c., and governors of virginia and maryland question the board's practices and demanded changes. as peggy fox reports, the first big change did come today. so did another strong rebuke. >> i want to make it absolutely clear that this board takes your questions and concerns very seriously. >> mike, chair of the metropolitan washington air force authority which runs both local airports and building the silver line, had one more misstep to clean up. >> i'm deeply troubled. >> just as they would try to redeem itself by the inspector general and elected leaders, three board members blasted ceo, jackpotter's hiring of riley who recently resigned from the board. >> it was mentioned to me on a few occasions that the governor of virginia did not want riley on the board any longer. >> anybody that would look at this would leave with an impression that she was paid off to get off this board of directors. >> the ceo said though he followed the rules, he would not do it again. >> looking back, i would not. >> riley will leave her job next month with a healthy package. that is per new ethics guidelines. h
ABC
Sep 7, 2012 6:00am EDT
, briefed delays through that area. otherwise moving well on the beltway in maryland and in virginia. traveling 95 in virginia starting to see brief delays northbound between lorton and the fairfax county parkway, so be prepared. back to you. >> thank you. we are following two big stories. off the field trouble for dematha high school football players. >> a handful of players were in trouble for hiring prostitutes after a game in north carolina last weekend. jummy olabanji is following this story live outside the high scho >> good morning. as you know, dematha high school is known across the country as being a top athletics school. many fans are probably going to be surprised to hear what has happened. the washington post reports that five football players have been removed from the football team after they hired prostitutes last week while the team was traveling through north carolina for the football game, the season opener. a parent of one of the players who was removed told the washington post that the five boys allegedly hired three prostitutes using a call service they found on
CNN
Sep 8, 2012 8:00am EDT
. >>> well, now to politics and the fight for votes in swing states. mitt romney is heading to virginia where a recent poll conducted by quinnipiac university, "new york times" and cbs news shows the president with a slight edge over romney. he's up 49% to 45% over his republican rival in that battleground state. that's where we find cnn political editor paul steinhauser. paul, good morning. both campaigns working hard to get the boat out, of course, in virginia. a battleground on air, on the ground. how much are we talking about when it comes to this ad spending? >> we are talking about a lot of money, victor. this is a very important battleground state. remember, barack obama won the state four years ago. he was the first democrat victory since 1964 to win. as for ad spending, take a look at this. almost $12 million spent by president obama's election campaign and super pacs backing him. romney, just under 12 as well. independent super pacs backing him. the ad wars focused in the virginia beach, norfolk, tidewater area, virginia, noern virginia outside of d.c. those are the big markets in v
MSNBC
Sep 4, 2012 2:00pm PDT
, latinos and young people. they're coming to sit here in the rain. also virginia looms as one of the most important states this fall. both for president obama's re-election and the senate. who's going to control it. former governor tim kaine coming right here. he's the great hope of the democrats in that state. he'll be here later. let me finish with michele obama and the effect her words could have at this convention. this is "hardball," the place for politics. hey. hey eddie. i brought your stuff. you don't have to do this. yes i do. i want you to keep this. it'd be weird. take care. you too. [ sighs ] so how did it go? he's upset. [ male announcer ] spend less time at gas stations. with best in class fuel economy. it's our most innovative altima ever. ♪ get on e-trade. set up a real plan. frank! oh wow, you didn't win? i wanna show you something... it's my shocked face. [ gasps ] [ male announcer ] get a retirement plan that works... at e-trade. >>> whatever i say here today, it's going to be, at best, a distant second to the speech you will hear tonight from the star of the obama fa
MSNBC
Sep 7, 2012 6:00pm PDT
. so are you north carolina and nev nev and florida, and ohio, and virginia. the eight states that are being targeted in the ad campaign, an ad campaign so big the campaign describes it as a carpet bombing. and this list of states, the states you see marked on the map right here, that is pretty much where the election is going to be fought from here on out. this map, you will notice, doesn't include all of the places we have been thinking about and talking about as swing states. they're not placing ads in michigan, wisconsin, or pennsylvania. they have pulled their ads from michigan. romney is trailing in michigan by as much as seven points there. the pro romney pac money has dropped out of pennsylvania where romney is also behind in the polls. the romney campaign and the pacs together, of course, have more money than god and mick jagger combined, so they could still decide to spend money wherever, whenever. this almost have infinite resources in terms of ad dollars in this campaign season. unless something changes in their strategy, it looks like wisconsin and michigan and pe
NBC
Sep 9, 2012 6:00am EDT
and inwood, up in the panhandle of west virginia. as far as the rest of the day goes, i think you'll like it a whole lot. a couple of showers for your friends out in delaware. but not too much of a threat around here. near perfect day to be outside today. 77 degrees, cooler and less humid. there will be a chance for a little five or ten minute spot shower, especially north and west of town up into parts of southern pennsylvania. don't really think we have to worry much about that around town. but a spot shower or two. tomorrow, there's an absolutely positively zero percent chance of rain for everybody. isn't that nice to hear? >> i like it. thanks, chuck. >> and when chuck was talking about the rain yesterday, there were a lot of events going on all over the place. it put a damper on a festival in northern virginia and the prince georges county fair up in upper marboro. >> we have reaction from those caught outside. >> reporter: vecndors try to salvage what they can and emergency officials say one worker was hurt when the stage collapsed. these women were selling jewelry. >> all our stuff
ABC
Sep 6, 2012 4:30am EDT
, approaching the shenandoah valley. parts of west virginia. 79 in washington, 73 in leesburg. manassas, 73. partly cloudy, hot and humid today. highs in the lower 90's. chance of showers later today. on saturday, it looks like you have a rain of -- round of rain in the afternoon and cooling behind that. sunday and monday, heights in the upper 70's. >> no accents to support -- reports so far. overnight construction still in effect. we are down to one lane on the outer loop of the beltway between the toll road and georgetown pike. if you are traveling in the southbound direction on 395 to the beltway, they are blocking the left lane. bigger troubles in maryland. we are getting by with one line on the inner and outer loop at kenilworth avenue. after work -- outer loop work starts in college park. reduced to two lanes, then only one in its fight to the left at the new hampshire ave make your way to new -- university boulevard. >> good morning. thanks so much. new this morning -- turkish soldiers say an explosion has killed 25 soldiers. the soldiers were found after firefighters put out the fla
NBC
Sep 1, 2012 6:00pm EDT
it's coming down pretty good. northern parts of the west virginia panhandle up near morgan and berkeley counties there. high water on some of the local roadways. be on the lookout. thunder rolling into howard county. couldn't rule out sprinkles he's in leesburg and poolsberg. moisture back out to the west. watch out for it for the rest of the weekend. showers scattered about for your saturday evening. don't stray far from the umbrel umbrella. most cases reez enable for tonight. >> see you in a little bit. >>> new information tonight in a murder investigation in prince george's county. just a short time ago police identified the woman found dead in a park in beltsville earlier this week. darcy spencer is live tonight in beltsville with the latest for us. what have you learned? >> reporter: jim, just a few minutes ago i was able to speak with the woman who found that body wednesday morning. she was out here walking her dog when she made that horrible discovery here at beltsville neighborhood park. up see it's a beautiful place. there are some families out here today playing w
CBS
Sep 4, 2012 12:00pm EDT
the white house. this afternoon the president holds a rally in norfolk, virginia. on labor day he told auto workers in ohio they are better off thanks to his administration's auto industry bailout. >> i believed in you. i bet on you. i'll make that bet any day of the week. >> reporter: but republicans are hammering away at the president's record, questioning whether americans are doing better since he took office. >> i would ask the 23 million people today in america who are struggling to find work if they feel like they're better off. >> reporter: democrats will use their convention to make the case to voters the nation is better off. randall pinkston, cbs news, charlotte. >>> meanwhile, republican mitt romney has no campaign eevents -- campaign events scheduled this week. he is preparing for three debates with obama earlier next month. >>> thomas gore pleaded guilty in may to organizing under-the- table payments to former mayoral candidate suleman brown. it was part of an alleged shadow campaign to get gray elected. gore was the first of three campaign aides to plead guilty, and federal p
CBS
Sep 5, 2012 1:35am EDT
in virginia tuesday. >> governor romney and congressman ryan want to take us back. >> reporter: but he wasn't there for his wife's speech offering a family value explanation. >> it's because the first daughters have their first day of school today. >> reporter: the convention's key note speakr sent delegates to school on the romney plan. >> it doesn't pummel the middle class, it degenerates it. >> reporter: the senator is one of the conventions parl men tear partment reins -- parliament yins yins. >> reporter: both of the party's rise ing stars. >> being asked to pay your fair share isn't class warfare. it's patriotism. >> reporter: and a tribute to a fallen party. >> the first conviction since 1956 that we meet without senator kennedy. >> reporter: but on video, he took on mitt romney in the senate race. >> i believe abortion should be safe and legal in this country. >> i am pro choice, my opponent is multiple choice. >> reporter: a new poll showing the race visually tied. >> it may well be the reason is there is so few undecided voters. most americans have already made up their minds. >>
NBC
Sep 1, 2012 9:00am EDT
across parts of central virginia. down towards culpepper, virginia, not too far from fredericksburg and showers over the chesapeake bay bridge. not a watchout today but keep your rain plans ready to go. showers off and on through much of the day. highs in the upper 80s, low 90s. a warm one. perfect weather, september 1st, college football season. weeke william & mary, 91 degrees. a 30% chance of showers. howard university, bison taking on morehouse up from atlanta. 91 degrees. that game at 3:00 at rfk. college football is here. a holiday weekend rain check, more coming up. >> thank you. >>> a u.s. drone strike early today kill at least five rebels in pakistan. the attack was aimed at a militant compound near the border of afghanistan. intelligence officials confirmed the drone s fired at least seve at a vehicle and house. >>> two american service members are dead after an insurgent attack in afghanistan. the attack happened early this morning in the eastern part of the country. defense officials have not revealed how the service members died. >>> elsewhere, two suicide bombers ill c
NBC
Sep 9, 2012 9:00am EDT
spots. 50s out into the mountains of west virginia. mid 60s in and around town thanks to a ton of early morning sunshine. nothing showing up on storm 4 radar now. couple of storms along the outer coastline. those are quickly taking leave of us. if you're enjoying your sunday, first pitch for the nationals a and the marlins at 1:30 this afternoon. 77 degrees. near perfect, cooler, less humid than yesterday and no two-hour rain delay during this game unless yesterday. a beautiful morning will lead to the partly sunny afternoon. chances of five or ten minute long showers up in the high spots. but in town, nothing to worry about. temperatures in the 70s today as opposed to 91 and humid yesterday. >> chuck, thanks. >>> the national weather service is looking into reports of two possible tornados in northern virginia. >> the storm caused major damage in parts of fairfax county. news4's chris gordon is live in reston where residents are cleaning up this morning. i was out that way yesterday and trees blocked off roadways. it looks like a mess out there now. >> that's right, angie and richard.
NBC
Sep 4, 2012 5:00am EDT
over to you. >>> back to school for hundreds of thousands of students in northern virginia. that includes the 11th largest school district in the country. fairfax county. set to welcome back 180,000 students today. fairfax county police will be out in full force making sure drivers follow the school bus laws. drivers should come to a complete stop in both directions when a school bus is loading or unloading with flashing lights. police say the ten feet surrounding the school bus is the most dangerous area for students to get hit by cars. >>> it's also the first day of school for more than 22,000 students in arlington kint in year parents in arlington are upset about the school district's new busing policy. starting today hundreds of students who used to take the bus will now have to walk to school. tracee wilkins is live in wakefield high school with more on the policy and the petition against it. tracee, good morning. >> reporter: officials are saying that more than 1,000 students will be hitting the roads and sidewalks this year, walking instead of riding buses because of
NBC
Sep 6, 2012 6:00am EDT
over to i-95 in virginia. slow here as well at fairfax county parkway, right around lorton you're heavy on the brakes in that area. and stop-and-go as you make your way to franconia-springfield parkway. back in ten minutes with another look at your traffic. eun, over to you. >>> 6:02 now. president obama will accept his party's nomination for re-election tonight. the president arrived in charlotte for the democratic national convention yesterday and appeared on stage with bill clinton as the former president wrapped up his speech. clinton officially renominated president obama during a 50-minute speech in which he rarely stuck to the script. >> when we vote in this election, we'll be deciding what kind of country we want to live in. if you want a winner take all, you're on your own society, you should support the republican ticket. but if you want a country of shared opportunities and shared responsibility, a we're all in this together society, you should vote for barack obama and joe biden. >> sectary of state hillary clinton says she watched last night's speech online from the home of
FOX
Sep 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
to be the most maryland and virginia-centric night. in addition to the first lady, tonight you have heard brief words from maryland governor martin o'malley. he'll be back later with extended remarks and we have heard from the house senate, house minority leader steny hoyer and later on in an hour, we'll hear from former virginia governor ed you can rant -- current u.s. senate candidate tim kaine. debbie wattserman schultz gaveled -- debbie wasserman schultz gaveled in the convention about 5:00 tonight. the president himself, meanwhile, is appearing in norfolk, virginia. he hammered his officerral mitt romney's economic plans and continued to drum up support in anticipation tonight from michelle obama's speech. with the delegates in the country first heard from the first lady, four years ago it was under much different circumstances than her appearance tonight will be. the deputy obama campaign manager stephanie cutter told us today that the campaign views mrs. obama as one of the biggest assets into the election. >> four years ago, you know, she was basically unknown across this untry. she isn
NBC
Sep 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
neck of virginia, and the next batch of rain off to the west. you folks out in deep creek lake, unfortunately it will be a very wet morning and afternoon. so heads up especially for you. the rest of us will wait on the rain probably until after 10:00. in the middle 80's with showers increasing and storms likely this afternoon. easing us back to 80 degrees. i'll tell you how long the stretch of rainy weather is expected to last andhat song is stuck in my lead when i see you in a bit. >> back to you. i'm anxious to know to what it is. >>> as the remnants of isaac push our way, it's spawning several tornadoes. one apparent twister caused extension damage in kansas yesterday. strong winds tore off roofs and hangars. isaac has produced 39 twisters since making landfall. the tropical system usually averages about 18 tornadoes. >>> this morning more than 300,000 people in arkansas, louisiana and mississippi are still without power after isaac. thousands of utility crews are working at this hour to restore service in the gulf coast. the slow-moving hurricane knocked out power to almost
NBC
Sep 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
of thunder in the mountains of west virginia. worth keeping an eye on. most of this is going to dry up as it comes east of the mountains, but that being said, do expect an abundance of cloud cover for your saturday. showers chances strongest out to the west through the course of the day. a scattered showers cannot be completely ruled out. toasty warm. today well up into the upper 80s to low 90s, then for tomorrow, ooh, as the weekend goes along, unfortunately clouds thicken and rain chances increase for tomorrow and increase further as we head towards lor day monday itself. talk more about that. the whole weekend won't be a total loss, but, ooh, a little sunshine challenged for you. talk more about it um canning up. >> thank you, chuck. >>> new this morning, a u.s. drone strike killed at least five rebels in pakistan. the attack was aimed at a militant compound near the border of afghanistan. intelligence officials confirmed the drones fired at least seven missiles as a vehicle and house. the area is widely regarded as a stronghold of taliban and al qaeda operatives. >>> police are not
NBC
Sep 7, 2012 11:00am EDT
died out. a little cluster of clouds around northern spots of west virginia. might see a sprinkle or two there today, but we will be dry today. temperatures throughout the area right now, 79, rockville, 80 in college park, 85 in reston, watch what happens when i put on the heat index values, what it feels like right now. anywhere from 81 to 91 and 92, dulles to reston. so, humidity still out there, and for today as we hit 91 degrees, it will indeed feel a little warmer. so some humidity for today. we're going to see a big drop come this weekend. we'll talk about that fall drop we're going to get in a up canal of minutes. barbara, keith. >> thank you. we'll see you in a little bit. >> all right, veronica. this morning the naacp demanding answers after a district heights police officer shot a man who was already under arrest. police say they arrested calvin kyle for trying to steal a motorcycle yesterday afternoon. they say kyle tried to run away. that's when police fired. kyle was shot in the back. we spoke to a witness who tells us she saw the whole thing. >> three police cars cam
FOX
Sep 6, 2012 9:00am EDT
is that no new cases were reported in d.c., maryland or virginia. >>> an 83-year-old fairfax county woman is in the hospital after being attacked by what appears to be a rabid beaver. this happened on tuesday at lake barcroft in the bailey crossroads area. a friend noticed the beaver that didn't seem right and made a beeline for the woman, lillian paterson, swimming about 200 yards away. now peterson tried to beat off the beaver with her metal walking stick. the friend rescued her by hitting the beaver with a canoe paddle. the animal was euthanized to be tested for rabies. >>> a maryland congressman can adhere row to his resume' after saving a 2-year-old boy's life. andy harris says he was driving on route 50 last month when he spotted three cars on the side of the road. he pulled over and said he saw a toddler who was not breathing on the pavement there. anesthesiologist by trade, harris was able to resuscitate that little boy. the boy's grandfather is grateful for harris' courageous act. he posted on the congressman's facebook page saying in part, quote, thank you andy from the bottom o
CBS
Sep 4, 2012 5:30pm PDT
when he was at a rally in norfolk, virginia, today he joked that perhaps the first lady's speech tonight will be better than his. >> you know, this is just like a relay and you start off with the fastest person. so i'm going to be at home. i'm going to be watching it with our girls. i am going to try not to let them see their daddy cry. because when michelle starts talking, i start getting all misty. >> reporter: it was a brief moment of levity in a day dominated by back-and-forth over the president's answer to this question from a local cbs reporter. >> your party says you inherited a bad situation. you've had three-and-a-half years to fix it. what grade would you give yourself so far for doing that? >> you know, i would say incomplete. >> reporter: it's something the president has said many times before. but with the democratic convention just underway in charlotte, republicans saw an opportunity. they filled reporters' in-boxes with press releases saying "incomplete isn't good enough." vice presidential nominee paul ryan had this to say on "cbs this morning." >> four years int
ABC
Sep 3, 2012 5:00am EDT
caskey. >> we have a few areas of light rain mainly south of washington and parts of virginia to 95. we will look at superdoppler 7 and we will have more widespread showers and thunderstorms and downpours. prince william and stafford county some light to moderate rain pushing north. 84 the high today. we have areas of fog northwest of town. be aware of reduced visibility. rain will be more widespread with downpours this afternoon into the evening. localized flooding a concern today and tomorrow. >> on the roads right now monday morning labor day and it is nice and light on the major routes. the main problem is going to be in jessup for folks going through howard county 175 waterloo road and dorsey run road shut down with a structure fire. dorsey run road is shut down for a little bit of stretch approaching 175. if you are going out the next few minutes and travel in that area plan accordingly. toward the capital beltway a live look at 495 north of the american legion bridge we are not finding any trouble spots. no overnight construction. so we are moving well on the
NBC
Sep 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
of students in northern virginia. that includes the 11th largest school district in the county. fairfax county. they are set to welcome back more than 180,000 students today. here's a map of all the school districts where students will be heading back to school today. the new school year also means new rules. there is one big controversial changes parents in arlington are upset about. tracee wilkins is live with more on that. good morning. >> good morning. this is around transportation and who will be walking and riding buses. arlington hasn't so much changed the policy as what it's doing down is enforcing an old transportation policy. the changes have upset some parents more than 200 parents have actually appealed after finding out their kids were going to have to walk instead of taking the bus like they did in previous years. 1500 students will be walking this year. students living within a mile or mile and a half of their secondary school are supposed to walk. according to arlington transportation policy. many of those kids were going to nearby bus stops instead. this year, students who hav
NBC
Sep 5, 2012 5:00am EDT
're around baltimore, we've got more rain that sits back in west virginia. the other side of i-81. that's what's going to slowly be making its way eastward throughout the morning. i think by the time we get to mid morning, 8:00, 9:00 a.m., we will see those showers here locally and again just that showers for the area. nothing too heavy for the early part of the day. 79 degrees right now. high humidity. that's what's going to be sticking around all day today. even after i think the rain ends. we still have quite a bit of humidity. showers develop around 7:00, 8:00 a.m. 720 to 77 degrees. by noontime today, area of rain. some heavy already. 81 to 85. we're going to top out in the upper 80s today. cloudy sky. rain continuing. not really ending. >>> good news taking the beltway. checking out road work set up first at prince george's county. you have the right side blocked. completely gone at this time. also taking the beltway this time the outer loop approaching new hampshire avenue. the work zone there as you got closer to university boulevard, all of your lanes narrowed into just one rig
ABC
Sep 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
at the end of eight large trip. >> i've lost 100 dollars. >> a lot of other major cities and virginia virginia taxicab's have those. >> the chairman says he is confident that ultimately the city will win and begin the installation of the smart meters in taxicabs. the contract appeals board is expected to make a ruling sometime in october whether the process was fair, and if it was not fair then the city would have to start all over again. reporting live in washington sam ford, abc 7 news. >> thank you, sam. when teacher has been charged in the shooting of classmates. he was indicted on nine counts of attempted murder as well as assault and handgun charges. they say he critically injured one student last week inside the high school, and there are eight other potential victims including a guidance counselor, who police say heroically got the gun away from him. >> coming up on abc 7 news at 6:00 some big names getting into the debate about the size of your sodas. >> save the date. the invitations sent out and why millions of customers will want to be dialed in. >> but first, the controv
NBC
Sep 4, 2012 4:00am EDT
through georgia and virginia. we're going to do it again today and we'll also include areas in the mid-atlantic. a little front trying to stall itself out here. showers in kansas city and thundershowers going through southern portions of alabama. looks like it should miss areas around louisiana and mississippi. if you're heading out to baltimore to redding to philadelphia, especially here in central new jersey, some really heavy downpours and those are trying to drift up here toward long island. so areas throughout no, during your early morning commute, you may deal with some heavy downpour. then we're dealing with leslie. it is still a tropical storm but it has strength rched a little bit. looks like possibly a category 2 hurricane by saturday. if it does we'll have pretty good upcoming waves and the rip current will be very high along the eastern seaboard. surfers will love it but it will be dangerous for anyone going to the beaches. showers along the air yas. look how hot it is still in texas. we'd like to get rid of those 100s. that's a look at your national forecast. now here's a
FOX
Sep 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
, melanie alnwick is following the big story here at home. >> it will be a busy day on northern virginia roads as students head back to school but there are big concerns in one school system about how the students are going to get there. fox 5 morning news continues right now. ght now. >>> good morning to you. it is tuesday, september 4th, happy tuesday. you know, we've got a lot of school districts in northern virginia going back for the first day of school today. en is getting back in the mix. also, a lot of traffic because of what is happening with schools and everything going on, holidays over. everybody is back to work. everybody is back to school. i'm wisdom martin. >> i'm sarah simmons. since everyone is going back, they want to know what is the weather going to be like. it will be a humid one for them, tucker. >> yes, offy to ahumid start. we'll be humid later today, tonight. >> like you never left your summer vacation. >> the summer weather stick around even though everybody is going back to school. good news here, let's go to the radar. most of your morning commute and most of
CBS
Sep 3, 2012 5:00am EDT
is very light. there's no one there. no hov restrictions by the way in maryland or virginia except on route 50 as you come in on route 50. you will have hov restrictions in maryland. here's what it looks like inside the beltway on 66. no issues to report as you head for the roosevelt bridge. we want to let you know that metro, by the way, opens at 7:00 a.m. i'll be back with more traffic at 5:09. >>> rain fell across our area last night, but those storms caused serious problems in some spots. >> sort of the usual suspects here, too. firefighters even had to rescue some stranded people in a part of northwest washington that seems to flood almost every time it rains. kristin fisher is live in the bloomingdale neighborhood with a look at how things are looking now. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning. much better than last night, i'll tell you that much. last night's storms may not have looked like too much where you are, but here it got very ugly very fast. this stretch of rhode island avenue between 1st and 3rd streets northwest were closed for two hours last night due
CBS
Sep 5, 2012 6:00am EDT
. the showers are coming in toward northern virginia, really coming through cumberland now but they're headed toward 522. we've seen them north of cross junction here coming toward 81 in a little while. winchester, south and west a couple of heavier showers there. temperatures very warm this morning. still 80 degrees in annapolis. many areas mid- to upper 70s. 6:00 a.m., here comes monika. she has timesaver traffic. >> there's an accident on the southbound side of gallows road at the beltway blocking the left lane. that's it for any accidents that i have this morning coming in from the north side of town. no problems out of baltimore on 95, columbia, route 32 and 29 and the bw parkway looks great as well as you leave fort meade and heading for greenbelt and cheverly inside the beltway. we'll take a live look outside and show what you it looks like first on 270. southbound side, yup, this is definitely beginning to slow down. it's going to be off and on from frederick to 109 and then solid now all the way down to 121 before that pace improves. it looks good down at the point where the lanes di
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